Preparing for Driving in Colder Weather

As the temperature drops across the country more precautions need to be taken to ensure safer and smoother car rides. Here is a list of some of the most important things to prepare and ensure  before winter sets in:

  • Test your battery

Your battery power drops as the temperature drops.

  • Check your tire tread

Driving in winter conditions impacts the braking distance —           increased traction will allow for safer stops.

  • Check the tire pressure

Tire pressures also drop as the temperature drops.

  • Check headlights and brake lights 
  • Check your wiper blades and replace when needed

Ensure your wiper fluid is a quality grade that will not freeze.

  • Check the cooling System 
  • Check oil Levels

In the winter you should be using a thinner oil than normal.

  • Ensure the defroster is in good condition 
  • Try to always keep your gas tank at least half full

In addition to avoid breaking down this will also avoid a gas line freeze.

  • Keep a winter kit of supplies in case of an emergency